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California Freight Investment Program (CFIP)

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was signed into law on December 4, 2015 and established a new formula freight fund under the National Highway Freight Program for a five-year period.  The National Highway Freight Program provides approximately $582 million of apportionments to California over the five-year period of the FAST Act.  In addition to the National Highway Freight Program funding, Assembly Bill 133 (Weber, 2016) provided an $11 million Traffic Congestion Relief Fund loan repayment to be used for trade corridor improvements.  The Department of Finance has concurred with Commission staff’s recommendation to administer the loan repayment funds through this effort.

On June 27, 2016 the Governor signed Senate Bill 826 (Leno, 2016), which directs the California Transportation Commission (Commission) to allocate federal National Highway Freight Program formula funds to corridor-based projects selected by local agencies and the state. 

Since Commission is responsible for programming, allocating, and administering these state and federal funds, staff will conduct a series of public workshops to solicit input on key issues. Based on this input and the criteria set forth in the FAST Act, staff will develop guidelines for the California Freight Investment Program.   Efforts to develop guidelines began in November 2016 and final guidelines are anticipated to be brought forward for Commission adoption in May 2017.

 

Overarching Schedule

Date
Action
November 2016 thru April 2017 Hold public workshops
December 7-8, 2016 CTC meeting Provide progress update
January 18-19, 2017 CTC meeting Provide progress update
February 2017 Issue Preliminary Draft Guidelines
March 16-17, 2017 CTC meeting Present Draft Guidelines
May 17-18, 2017 CTC meeting Adopt Final Guidelines

 

Workshops

Date and Location
Meeting Date

November 10, 2016
California Department of Transportation
Lassen Room
1500 5th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Save-the-Date Announcement
Agenda
Meeting Summary

December 8, 2016
Riverside County Administration Center
Boardroom
4080 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Agenda

FAST Act Freight Funding Flowchart

Draft Timeline

Meeting Summary

January 17, 2017
California Department of Transportation
Lassen Room
1500 5th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Agenda

January 30, 2017
California Department of Transportation
Garcia Auditorium
4050 Taylor Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Agenda

February 28, 2017

10:00 am -12:00 pm
Bay Area Metro Center
Yerba Buena Room
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Agenda

Discussion Draft California Freight Investment Program Guidelines 02/23/17

April 3, 2017
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
B of A Room
350 S. Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

April 24, 2017
Fresno Council of Governments
Sequoia Room
2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201
Fresno, CA 93721

 

Statutory Background

Contact information


For additional program information, contact Dawn Cheser, Assistant Deputy Director, at (916) 653-7665 or dawn.cheser@dot.ca.gov.